As an apparent precursor to a second round of rebate checks, the House Ways and Means Committee today is holding a hearing on "Economic Recovery, Job Creation and Investment In America."
the hearing, Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) noted the
severity of the recent economic downturn and its effects not only on
individuals, but also on state and local governments.
Witnesses invited to testify before the panel include:
David Paterson, Governor, State of New York
Mark Sanford, Governor, State of South Carolina
Douglas Palmer, Mayor, City of Trenton, N.J.
Timothy Firestine, Chief Operating Officer, Montgomery County Executive, Rockville, Md.
David Mongan, President, American Society of Civil Engineers
Dennis Van Roekel, President, National Education Association
Jared Bernstein, Ph.D., Director, Living Standards Program, Economic Policy Institute
Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Christine Owens, Executive Director, National Employment Law Project
Jeanne Lambrew, Ph.D., Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, and Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, Action Fund, Austin, Texas
Martella A. Turner-Joseph, Vice President, Joseph & Turner Consulting Actuaries, LLC, New York, N.Y.
Alan Viard, Ph.D., Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Testimony begins at 10 a.m. Eastern (9 a.m. Central). You can watch the proceeding by clicking on the live committee action link at the Ways and Means home page.